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[[Joy Stephenson]]  or  [[Project Portfolio]]
 
[[Joy Stephenson]]  or  [[Project Portfolio]]
==It's A Small World==
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==Course Introduction==
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=== You will be singing this song after you learn about Incorporating Virtual Field Trips. ===
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It's a small world after all!
 
  
The use of technology field trips allows students to access subject experts, and travel anywhere in the world from school. No more bothering parents for permission slips! The lessons are not only engaging but since you choose your topic and subject you can ensure they align to your classroom curriculum and standardsIn some cases there are even interactive activities and experiments your students can perform during the field trip connection.
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In this mini course we will learn about the different types of virtual field trips, how to access them, and how best to incorporate them into your curriculum. No more bothering parents for permission slips! Virtual field trips give you access to subject experts, and resources all over the world.
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Throughout the course you will:
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* reflect on how this topic is relevant to your teaching
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* Watch videos
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* Learn about providers of virtual field trips
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* Discuss ideas with classmates
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* Practice what you learned
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* Use the discussion tap at the top of each unit
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=== Course Suggestions ===
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This mini course involves accessing multiple websites, some of which will have live video feeds.  Make sure that your computer does not have restrictions such as pop up blockers on that may prevent access to these sites.  Make sure you have a good internet connection.  If your wifi signal is weak you may want to use an Ethernet cable to connect to your internet.   
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Have a notebook or paper and pencil available as you work through the course in order to write down your reflections.
  
 
==Course Goals==
 
==Course Goals==
The learner will:
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'''The learner will:'''
  
1. Define types of virtual field trips.  
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<big>1. Define types of virtual field trips.  
  
 
2. Compare pros and cons of traditional field trips to virtual field trips.
 
2. Compare pros and cons of traditional field trips to virtual field trips.
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4. Analyze characteristics that demonstrate a quality virtual field trip program.
 
4. Analyze characteristics that demonstrate a quality virtual field trip program.
  
5. Collaborate and incorporate a virtual field trip to the classroom curriculum.
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5. Collaborate and incorporate a virtual field trip to the classroom curriculum.</big>
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===Choose your pilot to guide you on your journey!===
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[[File:Boy in airplane.jpg|80px|thumb|left|Start Course: [[UNIT 1-What are Virtual Field Trips? | Go to UNIT 1]]]]
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==== UNIT 1:  What are virtual field trips? ====
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'''UNIT OBJECTIVES:'''
  
==UNIT 1:  What are Virtual Field Trips?==
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<big>1. The learner will define key terms that relate to virtual field trips.
UNIT OBJECTIVES:
 
  
1. The learner will be able to identify the different types of virtual field trips.  
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2. The learner will be able to identify the different types of virtual field trips.
  
2. The learner will define technology terms that relate to virtual field trips.  
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3. The learner will compare elements of traditional vs virtual field trips.</big>
  
3. The learner will analyze elements of virtual field trips that relate to classroom goals and objectives.
 
  
BLINKING CURSOR: Explain with supporting details which two types of technology field trips you feel would best suit your classroom.
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[[File:Boy in airplane.jpg|80px|thumb|left|[[UNIT 2: Making sense of virtual field trips | Go to UNIT 2]]]]
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==== UNIT 2: Making sense of virtual field trips. ====
  
==UNIT 2  Pros and Cons of traditional field trips to virtual field trips.==
 
UNIT OBJECTIVES:
 
  
1. The learner will compare elements of traditional vs virtual field trips
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'''UNIT OBJECTIVES:'''
  
2. The learner will differentiate advantages and disadvantages of accessing field trips through technology
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<big>1. The learner will differentiate advantages and disadvantages of accessing field trips through technology.
  
BLINKING CURSOR:  Write a letter to an administrator justifying why time and money should be spent on a technology field trips.
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2. The learner will be able to identify characteristics of quality virtual field trips.
  
==UNIT 3:  What do I need to access a technology field trip?==
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3. The learner will be able to identify the obstacles to accessing virtual field trip providers and how to overcome those obstacles.</big>
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1. The learner will be able to identify the obstacles to accessing virtual field trip providers and how to overcome those obstacles.
 
  
BLINKING CURSOR: Identify a program provider you would like to try.  Perform at least one test connection using your equipment to that providers website.
 
  
==UNIT 4: Characteristics of quality technology field trip programs.==
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[[File:Boy in airplane.jpg|80px|thumb|left|[[UNIT 3: Bringing virtual field trips into the classroom | Go to UNIT 3 ]]]]
UNIT OBJECTIVE:
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====UNIT 3:Bringing virtual field trips into the classroom====
  
1. The learner will be able to identify characteristics of quality virtual field trips
 
  
BLINKING CURSOR:  Compile a list of at least 5 technology field trips that align to teaching standards you will teach in the next 3 months.
 
  
==UNIT 5:  Connecting a lesson to a virtual field trip provider.==
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'''UNIT OBJECTIVE:'''
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
 
  
1. The learner will align virtual field trip topics to common core and state standards.
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1. The learner will analyze elements of virtual field trips that relate to classroom and objectives.  
  
2. The learner will collaborate to design and implement their own virtual field trip within 3 months of course end.
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2. The learner will align virtual field trip topics to common core and state standards.
  
BLINKING CURSOR: Work with a another teacher in your grade level to a lesson that encompasses the use of at least one free virtual field trip out of your list of 5. The field trip will need to be implemented in the next 3 months.
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3. The learner will research and implement a virtual field trip into their curriculum 3 months of course end.. </big>
  
  
[[File:Boy in airplane.jpg|50px|thumb|left|Start Course: [[UNIT 1-What are Virtual Field Trips?]]]]
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[[Category: Virtual environments]]
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[[Category: K-12]]

Latest revision as of 17:35, 5 July 2020

Joy Stephenson or Project Portfolio

Course Introduction

Kids holding hands.png

It's a small world after all!

In this mini course we will learn about the different types of virtual field trips, how to access them, and how best to incorporate them into your curriculum. No more bothering parents for permission slips! Virtual field trips give you access to subject experts, and resources all over the world.

Throughout the course you will:

  • reflect on how this topic is relevant to your teaching
  • Watch videos
  • Learn about providers of virtual field trips
  • Discuss ideas with classmates
  • Practice what you learned
  • Use the discussion tap at the top of each unit

Course Suggestions

This mini course involves accessing multiple websites, some of which will have live video feeds. Make sure that your computer does not have restrictions such as pop up blockers on that may prevent access to these sites. Make sure you have a good internet connection. If your wifi signal is weak you may want to use an Ethernet cable to connect to your internet. Have a notebook or paper and pencil available as you work through the course in order to write down your reflections.

Course Goals

The learner will:

1. Define types of virtual field trips.

2. Compare pros and cons of traditional field trips to virtual field trips.

3. Identify equipment and funding needs to access a virtual field trip.

4. Analyze characteristics that demonstrate a quality virtual field trip program.

5. Collaborate and incorporate a virtual field trip to the classroom curriculum.

Choose your pilot to guide you on your journey!

Start Course: Go to UNIT 1


UNIT 1: What are virtual field trips?

UNIT OBJECTIVES:

1. The learner will define key terms that relate to virtual field trips.

2. The learner will be able to identify the different types of virtual field trips.

3. The learner will compare elements of traditional vs virtual field trips.


UNIT 2: Making sense of virtual field trips.

UNIT OBJECTIVES:

1. The learner will differentiate advantages and disadvantages of accessing field trips through technology.

2. The learner will be able to identify characteristics of quality virtual field trips.

3. The learner will be able to identify the obstacles to accessing virtual field trip providers and how to overcome those obstacles.


UNIT 3:Bringing virtual field trips into the classroom

UNIT OBJECTIVE:

1. The learner will analyze elements of virtual field trips that relate to classroom and objectives.

2. The learner will align virtual field trip topics to common core and state standards.

3. The learner will research and implement a virtual field trip into their curriculum 3 months of course end..